Open Boxes Chair or Frisas
The Open Boxes or Frisas as they are known at the Rio Carnival Sambodromo, are the best, tickets you can get to watch the samba parades. The Open Box Sectors are located at the very floor level, as close to the runaway as it gets, in four rows of boxes, from A TO D. Each box sits six people in numbered chairs. A little coffee table completes the box space.
The frisas are offered in front of sectors 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the Rio Sambodromo.
What to Consider:
- The four rows of boxes are numbered from A TO D, being A the closest to the runaway and D the furthest.
- The Row A will put you closer to the runway but the parade organizers and photographers can be a bit-disturbing passing by all the time.
- The boxes are located on floor level but on reclining steps to offer everybody great views. Rows B, C and D offer better and undisturbed views of the parade.
- The boxes offer the most unrestricted view of the entire sambodromo. However you won’t be able to enjoy it or strike pictures as you would from the heights of the grandstands sectors.
- Tickets are sold per person. So you can get a single ticket to join another five people you have never met at your box.
- Even-numbered sectors 02, 04, 06 and 08 are new open boxes sectors at the Rio de Janeiro Sambodromo.
Our Staff Opinion for those thinking about the Luxury Suites.
- The Open Boxes offer the best tickets in the house. They offer youbest views and bigger comfort.
- Okay, you won’t have the buffet or open bar included and all like you would at the Luxury Suites. However, licensed food companies sell Snacks, refreshments and alcohol at the box area, all night.
- Comparing it to the Luxury Suite, one thing we don't like about them is that the window is not big enough for everyone to watch the parade all the time. It might be wise to change the luxury buffet and the A/C for the Open Boxes where you are able to watch the show with no hassles.
- Yes, it’s open and sometimes it rains. But the show doesn’t stop. Nor does the people parading or watching.